Community Information

New Department of Public Works Email

The borough has a new email dpw@boroughofpenndel.org for you to use if you see any of the following: street lights and traffic signals that are out, wires that are down or low hanging, potholes, missing utility covers, missing or damaged street signs.  If you see a street light out, please get the pole number is possible. 

 

 

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Modernized PennDOT Customer Care Website to Allow Easier Submissions, Responses to Customer Roadway Concerns 

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has modernized its online Customer Care Center – customercare.penndot.gov – to make it easier to report concerns on state-maintained roadways with new mapping capabilities, optional photo uploads and a mobile-friendly interface.

“We continually look for ways to use technology to improve our customers’ experience, and our new Customer Care Center makes it easier to share their concerns or feedback,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “The public reports help us in our roadway maintenance and safety responsibilities, and this modernization will ensure we get better information from our customers right from the start.”

The modernized service sorts concerns into categories: road or bridge conditions; removing something from a roadway; traffic, signs or signals; ongoing roadwork or projects; or general questions and concerns. Users can map their current location to document a concern or choose an address or roadway, as well as other relevant location information, and even upload photos related to the concern. These descriptions will provide better information for PennDOT staff and can reduce the amount of time needed to gather more information from customers submitting concerns.

As of September 30, the previous Customer Care Center had nearly 45,000 concerns submitted this year, with more than 96 percent of those concerns being resolved.

Motorists are asked to be as specific as possible when providing locations of concerns. Motorists should report the county, municipality, street name, and state route number, which can be found on small black and white signs posted along state highways. In addition, a description of any familiar landmarks would be helpful for PennDOT to locate the problem area.

Maintenance concerns will be corrected as soon as possible. Emergency road repairs, such as road wash-outs, are handled on a top-priority basis.

Concerns may also be reported through 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623), though the number should not be used to report traffic accidents, disabled vehicles or other emergencies. Motorists should continue to call 911 to report these types of emergencies.

Customers with questions or concerns related to driver or vehicle services should visit www.dmv.pa.gov. For concerns related to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, visit the Turnpike Commission website at www.paturnpike.com.

 

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Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

Winter Maintenance Positions Available Statewide

 Harrisburg, PA – With the winter season approaching, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today outlined the agency’s plans for winter services and highlighted tools the public can use through the winter and how they can prepare for the coming season.

“Our number-one priority is safety, and that guides our winter preparations and operations,” Richards said. “We are ready for the season ahead and want the public to prepare and be aware of the tools available to them.”

To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, resources are available at www.penndot.gov/winter. The site also has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts.

The public can also access travel information on nearly 40,000 roadway miles year-round at www.511PA.com, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the more than 2,200 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cellular signal showing where a truck is located.

The 40,000 miles for which PennDOT is responsible translates into 96,000 snow-lane miles — enough miles to circle the globe nearly four times. A snow-lane is calculated as the miles of road multiplied by the number of lanes, which means a one-mile section of four-lane roadway would equal four snow-lane miles.

The department maintains roughly the same number of miles maintained by the state in New York, New Jersey and all the New England states combined.

With $228 million budgeted for this winter’s statewide operations, PennDOT deploys about 4,500 on-the-road workers, has more than 620,000 tons of salt on hand across the state and will take salt deliveries throughout the winter.

PennDOT is actively seeking more than 500 temporary equipment operators statewide for the winter season to supplement the department’s full-time staff. Details on minimum requirements, such as possession of a CDL, as well as application information?, are available at www.employment.pa.gov. Through the same website, job seekers can apply for other types of non-operator, winter positions such as diesel and construction equipment mechanics, welders, clerks and more.

“Winter maintenance is a critical and difficult task, and motorists are partners in making this season a safe one,” Richards said. “Drivers should always think safety first and be sure that they are giving plenty of room to our operators and other motorists.”

When winter weather hits, PennDOT’s primary focus is on interstates and expressways, and equipment may be redirected to those routes during significant winter events. The more traffic a roadway has, the more attention it will receive from plows, so motorists may find deeper accumulations on less-traveled routes and should adjust their driving for those conditions.

If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 440 crashes resulting in one fatality and 221 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.

In addition to planning for winter travel conditions, motorists should prepare their vehicles for the season. Tires should be checked often for the correct level of air pressure and adequate tire-tread depth to perform on ice and snow. A quick way to check tread depth is to insert a penny in the tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see the entire head, the tires are worn and traction will suffer. If you live in an area prone to heavy snow, drivers may want to consider using dedicated snow tires or carrying a set of tire chains. At a minimum, all-season tires should be rated for use in mud and snow.

Once vehicles are travel-ready, drivers should be prepared for winter or vehicle emergencies especially if long-distance travel is planned. PennDOT urges motorists to carry an emergency kit. An emergency kit should include items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. However, motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families may have. Consider adding such items as baby supplies, extra medication, pet supplies, or even children’s games.

For more information on PennDOT’s winter preparations and additional winter-driving resources for motorists, visit the department’s winter Web page, www.PennDOT.gov/winter.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 

RECYCLING INFORMATION

Please click on the links below to see what you can and cannot recycle.  Please be aware that they are only looking for residents to recycle numbers 1 & 2.  Numbers 3 – 7 ARE NOT TO BE RECYCLED!  Also, please make sure you rinse out your recycles so that there is no residue left and then dry them before you put them in your recycling can.

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Plastics #1 – #7

 

Weekly Road Restrictions

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.    

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.  

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. 

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 

The Penndel Newsletter Is Back!

Please click on the link below to find out what’s going on around the borough!

Penndel Borough Newsletter May, 2018

Please click on the link below to find out the latest information for licensing your dog. 

2018 Dog Licensing Information

 

2018 Tree Tenders Classes

Please click on the link below to see the flyer

PHS tree tenders

 

The 2018 County of Bucks Recycling Guide is very informative and features recycling and disposal alternatives for various household materials and also what you can and cannot bring to household hazardous waste collections.  Please click on the following link to read the guide. 

Recycling Guide 2018

Bucks County Municipal Economic Development Initiative

The Bucks County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce a new initiative that will focus County resources on ensuring the continued and expanded economic prosperity of Bucks County and its 54 municipalities.   They will assist municipal governments by devoting resources to ensure Bucks County’s continued economic vitality and growth.  Please click on the links above and below for more info.

Penndel Intro Study Area Board PDF

Penndel Downtown Revitalization Board PDF

Penndel Diagram Board

 

Alerts from Penndel Borough       

For those of you who may not know, there is a community alert system in place to allow messages to be sent for emergencies and other types of situations such as severe weather, road closures and crime alerts.  To sign up, please go to www.buckscounty.org/readybucks and register.  You can choose to receive alerts  on your cell phone as a text or as a phone call or choose email only, whatever you prefer.  You can also choose which boroughs and towns you receive alerts from and you can also choose what type of alerts you wish to receive.  If you have any questions or need help registering, please call the borough hall at 215-757-5152 and we will be happy to help you. 

 

Recycling Container update:  We still have  recycling containers left.  If you have not yet picked yours up, please get one before they are gone!

               

 

Snow Alert – click on link for information on snow removal and parking during snow storms.

 

Republic Services Winter Weather Reminders – click for details

 

                                                Drug Collection Unit

Penndel Police now have a permanent drug collection unit located in the new police building.  Bring your unwanted & outdated medications, pills only, with  labels removed from prescription bottles.  Please do not bring liquids.                                    

                                                  

                          

 

 

BCWSA Offers A $afeGuard Water & Sewer Maintenance Program

 

BCWSA is pleased to announce their new $afeGuard Water & Sewer Maintenance Program for Residential and Commercial properties.  This program is designed to help customers offset the cost of repairing the pipes/laterals that come into and leave a property – which typically cost up to $5,000 for residential and up to $10,000 for commercial to replace. Under this program residential properties pay $5.00 per service for a monthly fee and commercial properties a $10.00 fee per service for coverage. The portion of the water service and sewer lateral that is eligible under this program runs from the main to the residential/commercial dwelling unit.  Only the water service and sanitary sewer laterals that connect to the main system are eligible under this program. Sign up today! This program is a minimum of two years. There is a $500 property contribution for residential and commercial a $1000 property contribution that is assessed at the completion of work. Simply click on the link www.bcwsa.net to sign up or call  215-343-2538 ext. 140.

The Multi-Modal Safety Enhancement Project for Belleuve & Hulmeville Aves., the Open Space Plan River Trail Connector Concept Plan and the Taddei Woods Trail Project can all be viewed at borough hall during business hours.

Missing a bike?  We have unclaimed bikes.  If you are missing one, please stop by the police department to see if one of them belongs to you.

SPECIAL EVENTS: 

If you have questions about any of the events, please call borough hall at 215-757-5152.

Mayor’s Food Drive – Please help people in our Borough.  Bring non-perishable food to the Borough Hall. 

Borough Organizations:

For further information contact Borough Hall 215-757-5152.

The Penndel Borough Council:

Calendar for 2018

Public Meeting the first Monday of the month 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall.

Work Sessions : 7:30 PM, last Monday of the month.

Blighted Review Committee  Meets as needed. Contact Borough for information.

Penndel Open Space Committee – Meets as needed. Contact Borough Hall.

Penndel Planning Commission – Works with planners and developers and makes recommendations to Council. Meets the last Thursday of the month, 7:30 PM, at Borough Hall as advertised. Meetings open to the public.

Penndel Recreation Board –   Oversees the use of the recreation field.  Meets the third Thursday of the month at Borough Hall, 7:00 pm.

Penndel Zoning Hearing Board – Meets the third Wednesday of the month at Borough Hall as needed.  Meetings are open to the public.

Penndel Fire Company– General membership meeting 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Hall rental available call 215-409-5069. www.Penndelfire.com

Community Organizations:

Please feel free to join one or all of our committees!

Activities Committee – Sponsors the Easter Egg Hunt, Flea Market, Seniors Birthday Party, Halloween and Holiday Decorating Contests, Halloween parade and Holiday Tree Lighting. For information contact Arlene Harms at 215-752-0835.

Heritage Society of Penndel– Supports projects and events to enhance the community.  For information contact Barbara Heffelfinger, 215-757-9021 or Ward McMasters 215-752-3281.

Penndel/Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade Committee– Residents of Penndel and Hulmeville sponsor the Memorial Day Parade the Saturday preceding Memorial Day. We have a Super Bowl pool fundraiser and an Eat at the Irish Rover fundraiser.  We hold a Monte Carlo/Night at the Races in November.  Watch for more info.  Meets at Borough Hall the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Call Ed Preston 215-750-3634 or Penndel Borough hall at 215-757-5152 for information or use the following links:
www.p-hmemorialparade.com or www.p-hmemorialparade.org. 

 

Lady of Grace Seniors – Open to those 55+ regardless of religious affiliation or residence. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at the American Legion Hall. Dehaven and Woodland, 9:30 am.

Penndel Neshminy Wildcats Athletic Association
www.Penndelwildcats.com
General meeting 7:00, 1st Monday at the Recreation Field, Bellevue and PFC Dalola Ave.

Our Lady of Grace CYO – John Cahill, President, 215-750-5521

 Boy Scout Troop 82 – Meets at the Lady of Grace School on Mondays, 7:00 pm

Community Churches:Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church – 225 Bellevue Ave, 215-757-7700.

Our Lady of Grace School – Hulmeville & Woodland Ave. 215-757-5287

Redeemer Lutheran Church – Woodland & Hulmeville Aves. 215-757-2724.  Feed the homeless/needy first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Donations of non-perishable food and money are accepted to stock the food pantry.  Call the church for more info.

 Neshaminy School District
2001 Old Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne, Pa. 19047, 215-757-3600
www.Neshaminy.K12.PA.US

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